Atlanta Regional Commission’s Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Study… A market-driven vision for the future redevelopment of Gwinnett Place
On August 28, 2012, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners endorsed a future vision for the Greater Gwinnett Place area— Gwinnett County’s central business district and the strategic heart of the community. That vision is of a vibrant mixed-use environment for an international diverse, livable urban community. Launched in partnership with Gwinnett County and the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the Gwinnett Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) is a strategic roadmap that could create a new type of community in Gwinnett’s central business district. Successful implementation of the market-driven recommendations of this plan will require a true public-private partnership.
In June 2017, the CID completed the 5-Year Update to the Gwinnett Place LCI plan.
Gwinnett Place Transportation Studies
The Gwinnett Place CID Board of Directors has identified traffic congestion and efficient traffic flow and management as priority issues. In order to clearly identify the best projects to mitigate traffic congestion and enhance the efficient flow of traffic in the district area, the Gwinnett Place CID, along with funding from the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, have completed various comprehensive transportation studies to determine viable traffic relief strategies that could be implemented.
Through the studies’ process, staff performed traffic analysis and observation of these corridors during peak travel times and also worked with a stakeholder working group consisting of community and business leaders to discuss challenges and solutions along the corridors. The recommendations address, short, mid, and long-range needs and build upon the work performed for the Gwinnett Place Livable Centers Initiative. In addition to addressing traffic congestion, the traffic studies recommend useful improvements to enhance walkability, cycling opportunities, and access to transit. The traffic studies have resulted in several projects constructed. Current projects at Pleasant Hill Road, Satellite Boulevard, Day Drive, Steve Reynolds Boulevard, Club Drive and more are the direct result of the various traffic studies.
Click the links below to view the various transportation study reports and projects:
- 2016 Gwinnett Place CID Traffic Study Update final report
- August 2013 Pleasant Hill Road, Steve Reynolds Boulevard, Satellite Boulevard Traffic Studies Executive Summary
- August 2013 Pleasant Hill Road, Steve Reynolds Boulevard, Satellite Boulevard Traffic Study Report
- 2006 Gwinnett Place CID Transportation Study
- Gwinnett Place CID Transportation Study Recommended Projects Guidebook
- Gwinnett Place CID Transportation Study Appendix
Gwinnett Place Tax Allocation District (TAD)
Intiated in partnership with Gwinnett County and the CID, in 2014, Gwinnett County created a Tax Allocation District (TAD) for Gwinnett Place. The CID’s Board of Directors recognizes TADs as one of the most powerful economic development tools to help boost revitalization. Area property owners also know that a TAD can help them achieve their redevelopment vision for the future.
To view information regarding the Tax Allocation District for the Gwinnett Place area:
- Gwinnett County Tax Allocation District #5: Gwinnett Place
- Map of Gwinnett Place Tax Allocation District (TAD)
- Gwinnett County Tax Allocation Districts
Gwinnett Place Parking Management Study
Funded by a grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Gwinnett Place CID commissioned a parking management study to examine current and future parking issues in the greater Gwinnett Place area. The study examined not only the current situation, but is also forward-thinking addressing challenges that may occur as the area redevelops. The document is a pro-active approach ensuring parking will play a positive role in the redevelopment of the area and not detract from it. By adequately studying the issues now, steps ca be taken to correct current problems and prevent future parking issues form arising. To view the report, please click the links below:
- Executive Summary
- Current Conditions
- Anticipated Future Conditions
- Parking Management Techniques
- Recommendations and Conclusions
Gwinnett County Walkable Communities Report
Sponsored by the Atlanta Regional Commission and Gwinnett County, the Gwinnett Place CID was the site for a Walkable Communities Workshop focusing on developing strategies that make communities safer and more inviting for pedestrians and bicyclists. As a direct result of the recommendations developed during the Workshop, new sidewalks were installed throughout the area. Click here read the report.
Gwinnett Place Mall Pilot Study
Gwinnett County’s Revitalization Task Force commissioned a Study titled: Gwinnett Place Mall Pilot Study as one of three studies conducted in Gwinnett County for areas identified by the Task Force as needing revitalization. The Study includes very comprehensive short-term and long-term recommendations in the key areas of enhanced mobility, need for updated development policies, capturing job growth, promoting diverse housing, promoting high-quality design and integrating County plans for parks and green space.
ARC’s Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Gwinnett County Study (2001)
The Atlanta Regional Commission gave Gwinnett County a Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) grant to conduct a study of the central Gwinnett commercial hub in vicinity of I-85 and Hwy 316. This included the Sugarloaf area and the Gwinnett Place community. The aim of the Gwinnett Livable Center Initiative (LCI) project was to identify Gwinnett Place – a new downtown in the suburbs – and assist it to become the “main street” of Gwinnett County. This study looked at many factors that may influence the way the area grows and develops. The primary focus for the Gwinnett Place area is transportation analysis and recommendations. Click this link to an online copy of the study.